The largest gathering of the world’s experts in coral reef science kicks off next week in Cairns, Australia, running July 9 through July 13. By the end of the week, top scientists will have explored some of the most pressing questions in managing the complex changes taking place in coral reefs globally.

ICRS 2012

The International Coral Reef Symposium, held once every four years, will bring together 2,000 people from 80 countries, to share their research and hear the latest developments in coral reef science. More than 1,500 scientific talks and posters addressing major themes will be presented, giving attendees a unique glimpse of the past, present and future of corals globally.

Follow it REMOTELY

If you can’t be there, we want to help you hear about the event from afar. We are filming all the media briefings and will post them online shortly after they occur at On the portal, you can find background documents, rundowns of the briefings, and event schedules. We have also built an extensive photo library and B-Roll footage to assist your coverage.

Follow it ONLINE

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We’ll be tweeting live from the Symposium. If you want to stay connected to us and others talking about coral issues, be sure to use the #ICRS2012 hash tag.

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